Press Release

BVI Airports Authority
Release Date:
Friday, 20 October 2023 - 11:36am

The public is notified that the BVI Airports Authority (the Authority) will be hosting its biennial emergency simulation exercises at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport (Beef Island), Auguste George International Airport (Anegada), and the Virgin Gorda International Airport (Virgin Gorda) between the period of Monday, October 16 and Friday, November 17.

The simulation exercises are in accordance with OTAR Part 178 and OTAR Part 139 and must be performed to test the relevant operational procedures, along with testing the response time and performance of emergency personnel within the Authority and external agencies. The exercise will all be conducted during the operational hours of the respective airports.

The public is asked to note that there will be a noticeable increase in activity by the emergency services around the airport during the exercises. Public announcements will be made on the day of the simulation to ensure that there is no alarm.

The Authority continues to maintain compliance with the regulatory requirements of the Overseas Territories Aviation Requirements (OTAR), and will continue to maintain industry standards that provide a safe and efficient gateway to the Virgin Islands and the rest of the world.


Jacqueline Archibald-Sylvester

Department of Information & Public Relations 
Telephone: 468-2739